Between the two major plant types of medical marijuana, Sativa and Indica, there are a number of health benefits for those with debilitating diseases and other weakening maladies. Some strain types stimulate the appetite and reduce nausea and alleviate other associated pains and discomforts associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, HIV/AIDS, Arthritis, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, and other afflictions. In other cases, medical marijuana is used to remedy migraine headaches, reduce stress or lack of focus, relieve painful tissue inflammation, and ease tension.
And although medical marijuana is legal and available through a number of dispensaries in specific states, it is well known that there are those medical marijuana patients who do not wish to inhale smoke – yet they desperately require the benefits gained from the THC and cannabinoids inherent to the plant types. In these cases, for thousands of medical marijuana patients across the country, the typical dispensary menu offers many premium edibles made from Sativa, Indica, and hybrid strains. The edibles work to bring a great deal of relief to those patients suffering from disabilities or afflictions – but who would rather not smoke.
Edibles come in many forms and are made to suit all tastes. Many who are familiar with the menu items in a full-range medical marijuana dispensary (such as the P. R. Collective in San Pedro) have grown accustomed to seeing brownies, banana breads, cookies, flavored bars, and the like.
What some medical marijuana patients may not know is that the edibles product line also may include many non-traditional edible marijuana offerings such as pretzels, chocolate bars, chai milk, cinnamon streusel, lemon squares, flavored drinks, olive oil, green tea, caramels, and lollipops.
Note: If you are intending to medicate by consuming a medical marijuana or cannabis edible, it is to be stated that many of these edibles offer a much more potent THC effect than experienced through a traditional smoke inhalation. Additionally, the effect typically lasts longer. It is also strongly encouraged for those new to the edibles medication process to begin with little more than a half portion of any given edible product. In time, after you’ve grown to understand the potency of edibles and their lasting effect, you can work your way up to a full portion.
In the end, medical marijuana edibles provide an excellent alternative to smoke inhalation during medication. The medical marijuana edibles products at your dispensary or co-op are hand-crafted by those who have a solid understanding of the THC and cannabinoid content and strength, as well as what makes an enjoyable edible product that is easily consumed by those who have been negatively impacted by any number of debilitating diseases or maladies.
For more information on medical marijuana edibles, you can view the Edibles Page at the P.R. Collective website.
The PRC Medical Marijuana blog articles are meant for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for actual medical advice. The PRC Dispensary serves patients in the San Pedro, South Bay, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Harbor City, Wilmington, and Palos Verdes Estates areas. All new patients are required to call or come in 24 hours in advance of their first visit. You may phone (310) 832-2420 between 9am and 8pm every day.